Apex Legends

Genius Apex Legends Mirage strategy can throw your enemy for a loop

Published: 24/Mar/2020 5:26 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 5:31

by Brad Norton


Your enemies will be left scratching their heads if you’re able to execute this genius Mirage tactic in your next Apex Legends match.

While he may be Respawn Entertainment’s resident trickster in Apex Legends, Mirage has often been highlighted as one of the least impactful characters in the game due to a somewhat underwhelming arsenal of abilities.

Able to turn invisible and leave a number of clones nearby, Mirage hasn’t quite been able to confuse enemies since the game first launched as players have mostly grown accustomed to his tricks over time. However, this new Mirage strategy could be just what you need to get the edge in your next match.

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Mirage’s Ultimate ability could just save your skin thanks to this strategy.

Mirage’s Ultimate, Vanishing Act, sends out a ring of decoys while the Legend himself becomes fully cloaked for five-seconds in order to evade the opposition. Typically, players utilize every second of the ability to get out of hot water.

However, in the final moments of a match on March 23, Reddit user ‘Forexz’ showcased how the trickster can genuinely leave his opponents bamboozled with the perfect timing and strategy.

Rather than activating the ability and rushing away from enemies in hot pursuit, they triggered the Ultimate and immediately canceled the invisibility.

Standing still while the enemy Pathfinder assessed the circle of decoys, they found the perfect moment to knock their opponent down when they least expected it.

Even going as far as to embarrass the Pathfinder with a finishing move, this handy trick gave Mirage all the freedom in the world to get the jump on their opponent and catch them by surprise.

Triggering the head-scratching play out in the open, this highlight-worthy strategy could be utilized in any setting to bamboozle enemies.

“I have 18k on mirage and never thought of doing this,” Reddit user ‘MartianPenguin’ responded upon seeing the impressive play. “Glad I learned something just when I thought I learned it all.”

The next time that you have a Mirage Ultimate at the ready, rather than trying to flee from the hotspot, think back on this clever tactic and try to confuse your opponents by standing still amidst your decoys.

While it might not prove beneficial every time, this strategy could provide Mirage players with a steady edge over the competition.

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson


Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer


Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.